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Encyclopedia > Grimsby, Ontario
Location of Grimsby in the Niagara Region
Location of Grimsby in the Niagara Region

Grimsby (2001 population 21,297) is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. The majority of residents reside in the area bounded by Lake Ontario and the Niagara escarpment. The escarpment (colloquially known as 'the mountain') is home to a section of the Bruce Trail. Image File history File links Location of Grimsby, Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Location of Grimsby, Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Lake Ontario (French: lac Ontario), bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24... Rattlesnake Point near Milton, Ontario. ... The Bruce Trail is a hiking (and multi-use) trail in southern and central Ontario, Canada. ...


Grimsby has experienced significant growth over the past decade as the midpoint between Hamilton and St. Catharines. Some residents feel that development is detrimental to the town as orchards close to the town centre are used for residential development. Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... St. ...


Some notable attractions in Grimsby are the local Skatepark, the Grimsby Museum, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Hockey Arena (Peach King Centre), home of the Grimsby Peach Kings. The town is also well known for its many pizza restaurants. Skatepark in Davis, California. ... A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... The Grimsby Peach Kings are a Junior C team based out of Grimsby, Ontario. ...

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History

The town of Grimsby was founded in 1787, when a group of about 40 United Empire Loyalists settled at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek. Its original name was The Forty. Robert Nelles, a politician and later lieutenant-colonel in the War of 1812, was one of the main founders of the town. His home, located on Main Street West, was used for many planning sessions during the war. In 1816 the village became known as Grimsby, the name of the surrounding township. Canada's first Chautauqua was established in 1859 in Grimsby Park and Beach but by 1900 interest had declined and by 1909 it had ceased. The Village of Grimsby was officially incorporated in 1876 and became a town in 1922. The town has gone through numerous changes, being first a small rural village; then a centre for the manufacture of farm machinery, hospital furniture, furnaces and other metal products; and later the hub of the Niagara Peninsula's fruit-growing industry. For many years, Grimsby also had a successful fishing industry which lasted until the 1960s. The Town of Grimsby and the Township of North Grimsby were amalgamated in 1970 with the formation of the Regional Municipality of Niagara. With a number of wineries and distilleries, Grimsby now serves as the starting point for touring the Niagara wine region. The name United Empire Loyalists is given to those British Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. ... Robert Nelles (October 6, 1761-July 27, 1842) was a businessman and political figure in Upper Canada. ... Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain, Canadian provincial forces First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other vessels: 14 •Indigenous... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Chautauqua, (pronounced shə-tôkwə) was a popular educational movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Agricultural machinery is one of the most revolutionary and impactful applications of modern technology. ... A furnace is a device for heating air or any other fluid. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering animals not classifiable as insects which breathe in water or pass their lives in water. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ... Laboratory distillation set-up using, without a fractionating column 1: Heat source 2: Still pot 3: Still head 4: Thermometer/Boiling point temperature 5: Condenser 6: Cooling water in 7: Cooling water out 8: Distillate/receiving flask 9: Vacuum/gas inlet 10: Still receiver 11: Heat control 12: Stirrer speed...


Schools

Secondary Schools

  • Grimsby Secondary School (operated by DSBN)
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School (operated by NCDSB)

The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. ... The Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) is a school board in the public separate school system of Ontario, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. ...

Primary Schools

  • Central Public School
  • Grand Ave. Public School
  • Lakeview Public School
  • Nelles Public School
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
  • Park Public School
  • Smith Public School
  • St. Joseph Catholic School

Churches

  • Centennial Park Baptist Church
  • Christ Our Saviour Lutheran
  • Church of Christ
  • Forestview Community Church
  • Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall
  • Lakemount Worship Centre
  • Lincoln Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist
  • Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
  • New Apostolic Church
  • New Life Community Church
  • Park Rd. United
  • Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Grimsby
  • St. Andrew's Anglican
  • St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox
  • St. John's Presbyterian
  • St. Joseph's Roman Catholic
  • St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic
  • St. Philip By-The-Lake Anglican
  • Trinity United Church

Alternate meanings: see Church of Christ (disambiguation). ... Mountainview Christian Reformed Church is the largest church in Grimsby, Ontario, and the largest Christian Reformed Church in Canada. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Demographics

Place of Birth

  • 83% Canadian Born
  • 17% Foreign Born[1]

Religion

  • 30% Roman Catholic
  • 15% Anglican
  • 14% United Church
  • 14% No religion
  • 27% Other[2]

Notable people

Kevin Bieksa (born on June 3, 1981 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada) is a National Hockey League defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Rick Dykstra is a Canadian politician. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Kevin Hearn, 2005 Kevin Neil Hearn (b. ... Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian alternative rock band currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan. ... Chris Jarvis (born 1980 in Poole, Dorset, England) is an English dancer and actor most famous for the part of PC Dan Casper in the ITV soap opera, The Bill. ... William James Kempling (February 5, 1921 – May 20, 1996) was a Canadian politician. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Del Lord (October 7, 1894 - March 23, 1970) was a film director and actor best known as a director of Three Stooges films. ... Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act in the early to mid 20th century. ... Wanita May (born January 30, 1975 in Grimsby, Ontario) is a Canadian high jumper. ... Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... A champion (identical to the French, from the late Latin campio) is one who has repeatedly come out first among contestants in challenges (especially the winner of a tournament or other competition) or other test, one who is outstandingly skilled in their field. ... George Pettit in action George Pettit (born October 2, 1982), is the screaming vocalist of the popular Canadian band Alexisonfire. ... Alexisonfire is a five-piece post-hardcore band from St. ... Sector Seven is a Canadian punk band that formed in Grimsby, Ontario in 1998. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Tonya Verbeek (born August 14, 1977 in Grimsby, Ontario) is a Canadian wrestler. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... Dennis Ververgaert (born March 30, 1953 in Grimsby, Ontario) is a retired former NHL ice hockey player who played 583 games with the Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals after being drafted third overall in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft from the London Knights. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Bob Warner (born in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada) was a National Hockey League forward. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Marvin Cyclone Wentworth was born on Jan 24, 1905 in Grimsby, Ontario. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

Communities

Grimsby Beach is today a quiet residental area in Grimsby, Just North of the QEW. In the past it used to be a major Holiday resort. ...

References

External links

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Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Nickname: Flower City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Mayor Susan Fennell Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members) MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi MPPs Vic Dhillon, Linda Jeffrey, Kuldip Kular Area    - City 266. ... Motto: Stand By Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Halton Regional Municipality Established 1874  - Mayor Cam Jackson  - Governing Body Burlington City Council  - MPs Mike Wallace (CPC), Garth Turner (Liberal)  - MPPs Joyce Savoline (PC), Ted Chudleigh (PC) Area    - City 187 km²  (72 sq mi) Population (2001)  - City 150,8361(sc)  - Density... 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Grimsby, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (479 words)
Robert Nelles, a polician and later lieutenant-colonel in the War of 1812, was one of the main founders of the town.
The Village of Grimsby was officially incorporated in 1876 and became a town in 1922.
The majority of residents reside in the area bounded by Lake Ontario and the escarpment (colloquially known as 'the mountain').
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